Monday, January 6, 2014

Famous Artist of the Month: Romare Bearden

For the months of January and February, students will be studying the work of African-American artist, Romare Bearden. They will focus on one of his pieces called The Piano Lesson and look at how the artist shows texture.

Romare Howard Bearden was born on September 2, 1911, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and died in New York City on March 12, 1988, at the age of 76. His life and art are marked by exceptional talent, showing a broad range of intelligence and scholarly interests, including music, performing arts, history, literature and world art. Bearden was also a celebrated humanist, as demonstrated by his lifelong support of young, emerging artists.

Watch the 1-minute video below to learn more about the life of Romeare Bearden.

Black in Time: Romare Bearden from Rmarkable on Vimeo.

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